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February 2017

After 130 Years, Harvard Law Review Elects a Black Woman President

After 130 Years, Harvard Law Review Elects a Black Woman President CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It has been 27 years since the first black man, an older student by the name of Barack Obama, was elected president of the prestigious Harvard… Continue Reading →

21 Most Successful Black Entrepreneurs Throughout History

21 Most Successful Black Entrepreneurs Throughout History When Black Enterprise magazine was first published in 1970, the American economic landscape was in a period of transition that resulted from the U.S. Civil Rights Movement; the outlawing of de jure racial segregation created pathways… Continue Reading →

16 architects of color speak out about the industry’s race problem

16 architects of color speak out about the industry’s race problem Long before a divisive presidential election proved race and creed remain flashpoints in American society, issues of racial representation had leapt to the fore in a number of industries…. Continue Reading →

Alice Neel’s Love of Harlem and the Neighbors She Painted There

Alice Neel’s Love of Harlem and the Neighbors She Painted There “I love you Harlem,” the American painter Alice Neel wrote in her diary around the end of World War II, and really, she loved everything in it. Neel celebrated… Continue Reading →

Uptown Soul Lounge Celebrates One Year Anniversary

On Friday, February 24, The Elixir Media Group‘s Uptown Soul Lounge series will celebrate its one year anniversary and pay homage to black history and iconic artists who have harnessed the power of being unapologetically black. This milestone event will take place in the… Continue Reading →

Fourth-Generation Harlem Artist Challenges What It Means To Be An American

In artist David Shrobe’s multimedia work “Guerrilla Tactics,” the edge of a gold picture frame knocks up against a curved slice of mosaic nestle… Read more: Painting, Art History, Black History, Harlem, Arts News

Afropunk: Feeling Black Activism’s Joy, and Its Pain

Afropunk: Feeling Black Activism’s Joy, and Its Pain As Black History Month commemorations start to wind down, one festival is just gearing up. Afropunk the Takeover — Harlem, running from Tuesday through Feb. 25, will celebrate black culture with music,… Continue Reading →

Multimillion-Dollar Manhattan Panoramas

Multimillion-Dollar Manhattan Panoramas Mike Tauber, a photographer, shoots luxurious homes for architects, real estate companies and developers. Most of his pictures show elegant interiors, but he’ll also turn his back on a sunken living room or paneled library and point… Continue Reading →

21 Striking Photos Of Black Millennials Who Declare ‘We, Too, Are America’

This Black History Month, HuffPost Black Voices is declaring “We, Too, Are America” and we held an event in Harlem on Monday to acknowledge and ce… Read more: Arts and Entertainment, Black Lives Matter, United States, Black History Month, Harlem,… Continue Reading →

Revealed: 10 Lenox Avenue, Apartments Atop Second Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem

Last November, YIMBY wrote about plans to demolish the Second Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem and replace it with a new residential building. Now we have a look at the project, which will be a graceful addition to Lenox Avenue… Continue Reading →

Compare What Luxury vs. Non-Luxury Units Cost in Your Neighborhood

by Amy Zimmer — </div> In areas such as Downtown Brooklyn and Harlem, luxury and non-luxury prices are similar, a report found. <div> <img src=”https://assets.dnainfo.com/photo/2017/2/1486666341-290594/large.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”225″></div> MANHATTAN — As asking rents for apartments in luxury buildings drop across… Continue Reading →

A History Of Black Cowboys And The Myth That The West Was White

A quick internet search of “American cowboy” yields a predictable crop of images. Husky men with weathered expressions can be seen galloping on ho… Read more: New York, New York City, Harlem, Art and Photography (Books), American Old West, Studio… Continue Reading →

Lester & Charlie: You Have to Meet Wilson and Maria: Homeless and Hopeful

GIMME SHELTER Though Kit’s body was removed promptly from Harlem’s Morningside Park after he hanged himself from a tree, no one bothered for about f… Read more: Politics, Homelessness, New York, New York City, Video, Documentary, Cathedral of St. John… Continue Reading →

Stacy Parker Le Melle: Black Filmmakers Shine: Interview with Harlem Filmmaker Nadhege Ptah

This morning, we woke up to the Academy Award news that three movies that center Black lives – Moonlight, Fences, and Hidden Figures – were nominated … Read more: Nadhege Ptah, Black Filmmakers, Black Hollywood, Academy Awards, #OscarsSoWhite, #OscarsSoBlack, Harlem,… Continue Reading →

City Selects Development Team to Build 655-Unit Mixed-Use Affordable Project at 1691 Madison Avenue, East Harlem

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected Jonathan Rose Companies and L+M Development Partners to develop a multi-building, affordable mixed-use project at 1691 Madison Avenue, located on most of the block bound by Park and Madison avenues and East 111th and 112th… Continue Reading →

Columbia University’s Three-Story University and Academic Conference Center Rises at 3205 Broadway, Harlem

Construction is now two stories above street level on Columbia University’s three-story, 55,980-square-foot University and Academic Conference Center at 3205 Broadway, located on the corner of West 125th Street in Harlem’s Manhattanville section. Steel beam construction can be seen thanks to… Continue Reading →

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